The American University in Cairo (AUC) announced that it has recently signed an agreement with Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development to establish the Hadhramout Foundation Scholarship for Yemeni Students.
The program is expected to target 27 high-achieving Yemeni students —15 undergraduates and 12 graduate students — starting Spring 2020.
The agreement includes as well establishing a Fund at the School of Continuing Education, which is to support 20 Yemeni learners to take the English for Effective Communication Program and the Certified Public Accountant certification.
The signing ceremony was attended by Engineer Abdullah Bugshan, Chairman, Arabian Bugshan Group and AUC President Francis Ricciardone.
“We are proud to announce that through this scholarship initiative, Yemeni youth in Egypt will be given the special opportunity to receive a world-class education,” Ricciardone said.
According to an official statement by the AUC, the Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development is a charitable organization operating in the Hadhramout region of Yemen that aims at building human resources among disadvantaged Yemeni populations. The organization funds a range of initiatives that include skills programs and two English language institutes, as well as supporting opportunities for continuing education.
“A few years ago, it was a dream that our foundation would send people to AUC,” said Engineer Bugshan, CEO of House of Invention International and president of the Hadhramout Foundation for Human Development. “Hopefully, we will see big numbers of students coming to AUC.”
AUC recently launched AUC Centennial Scholarship Fund, which offers partial/full support for undergraduate Egyptian and international students who demonstrate outstanding academic qualifications, financial need and are committed to majoring in liberal arts at AUC.